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dc.contributor.authorCarter, J.*
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Simon*
dc.contributor.authorStoilova, M.*
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, M.*
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-20T14:10:25Z
dc.date.available2015-04-20T14:10:25Z
dc.identifier.citationCarter J, Duncan S, Stoilova M and Phillips M (2016) Sex, love and security: accounts of distance and commitment in living apart together relationships. Sociology. 50(3): 576-583.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7155
dc.descriptionnoen_US
dc.description.abstractDrawing on a 2011 national survey and 50 semi-structured interviews, we explore the differing ways in which those in living apart together (LAT) relationships discuss and experience notions of commitment. We found that sexual exclusivity in LAT relationships is expected by the large majority, regardless of their reasons for living apart. The majority of the interviewees also expressed a high degree of commitment to their partner in terms of love, care and intimacy, alongside an appreciation of the increased freedom and autonomy that living apart has to offer. Respondents were divided into four groups according to their perceived commitment: 1. Autonomous commitment, 2. Contingent commitment, 3. Ambivalent commitment, and 4. Limited commitment. Despite differing degrees of commitment, however, the overall finding was that the importance of relating and making relational decisions was central, even in the lives of those living in such unconventional relationship styles.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038515573689en_US
dc.rightsCopyright statement: © 2015 The Authors. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Sociology, online before print March 31st 2015, by SAGE Publications Ltd.en
dc.subjectBritain, Commitment, Family, Intimacy, Living apart together (LAT), Sexual exclusivityen_US
dc.titleSex, Love and Security: Accounts of Distance and Commitment in Living Apart Together Relationships.en_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T11:26:43Z


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